International Exchanges – Netherlands: Tilburg University

Program Title: ISEP Tilburg University

netherlands-tilburgLocation: Tilburg, Netherlands

Host Website: ISEP: Tilburg
International Cultural Studies (in English)

Eligibility
Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College. ISEP requires students to have a 2.75 or higher GPA. Applicants should also be entering their third year at the time of application. Most courses are intended for students who have completed entry level coursework in their major (at least 4-5 courses).

Preparation
At least one area studies course is strongly recommended. Additional preparation: Language, Culture and Society; Intercultural Communications; Introduction to International/ Intercultural Studies; Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology

Application

The Pitzer College Study Abroad Application and the ISEP Application are both due by the Pitzer application due date. If accepted by Pitzer and ISEP students will then be asked to complete University forms.

Program Dates
Fall semester: late August to early January
Spring Semester: early January to late June
Academic Year: late August to late June

Required Courses
Students are require to take a full course load including a Dutch language course and one course with content on Dutch history, politics, literature or culture. In addition, students take the Pitzer course MLLC110 Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing via Sakai.

Intensive Language
Students are required to take a Dutch language course. Dutch language courses are offered in addition to regular classes during the academic year or semester.

Course Options
Students typically take 4 to 5 courses. Tilburg is strongest in the fields of economics, social sciences and humanities, and all programs offer a number of courses in English.

Visit the ISEP website shown above and select ‘Website for Course Availability.’

Credit Possible
Pitzer students are expected to take a full course load of 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) in order to earn four course credits at Pitzer. In addition to a full course load at the university, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credits for the writing course via Sakai. (See above under Required Courses.)

Housing and Board Options
Students are housed in student apartments and given a stipend for purchasing meals at the cafeteria or preparing their own meals. Disabled students can be accommodated.

Student Visa/Residence Permits
Non-EU students are required to apply for a residence permit, which costs approximately $350.